Review on Cigalon

Cigalon is an elegant French restaurant located in the heart of central London serving Provencal cuisine. It is housed in a magnificent former auction house and gets it's name from the 1935 Marcel Pagnol film about local restaurant rivalry. The double height dining room features a glass ceiling and at the end of the room there's an open kitchen with a huge grill. The dining area is well laid out with tables running down each side of the room and pretty lavender circular banquettes taking centre stage down the middle.

Cigalon's two head chefs are Julien Carlon, formerly of Comptoir Gascon and Maxim le Van, of Paradise by Way of Kensal Green. Daily meat and fish specials are cooked on the grill and served with a choice of sauces and accompaniments and could include rib of beef, suckling pig and whole sea bass. On the restaurant's classic Provencal menu there are hearty dishes such as pieds et paquets a lamb tripe and trotter stew or pasta with cuttlefish and salade nicoise. Desserts tempt with a traditional Corsican cheese and lemon cake served with a blackberry and lavender sorbet or figs tatin and honey panna cotta. There is an excellent selection of cheeses to finish things off together with a wine list of French wines with a focus on Provence.

Downstairs is the trendy Baranis bar which offers bar food together with Corsican beer and aperitifs.

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Cuisine

French Provincial

Chef

Julien Carlon & Maxime le Van

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.15pm Mon-Fri
Dinner: 5.45 - 10.00pm Mon-Fri

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Address

Cigalon
115 Chancery Lane
Holborn
Central London
WC2A 1PP

Nearest tube station: Chancery Lane

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Cigalon Chancery Lane
Baranis bar

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